“We have met the enemy …
and he is us!”

—Walt Kelly

Whether we present on-stage, in the conference room, or on-screen, we always seem to find new ways to sabotage our own performances:

Cliché stories!
Forgotten lines!
Cluttered slides!
Data dump speeches!
Running overtime!
Starting line stumbles!


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Do you have the poise and presence to transform your audience?

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Will you crush the conference room
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52 Speaking Blunders - Dave Bricker

I’m Dave Bricker—speaker, presentation coach, business storyteller, transatlantic adventure sailor, and pretty good jazz guitarist.

As a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), Certified Virtual Presenter, and longtime member of the National Speakers Association, I’ve worked with some of the best speakers in the world, studied their successes and mistakes, and watched thousands of presentations—some fantastic … and some … well … not so fantastic.

As a speaker coach, I’ve made it my mission to figure out WHY every one of those presentations worked … or didn’t.

  • HOW can you keep your audience engaged?
  • WHAT can you do to keep them focused?
  • HOW will you handle technical glitches in a way that makes your audience love you?
  • WHEN can a simple pause turn your lackluster line into a hilarious joke that cracks up the room?
  • WHY are so many experienced, well-paid, professional speakers so darned boring?

The answers to these questions—proven tips and techniques, insights into audience psychology, and advanced storytelling strategies—form the backbone of my successful speaker coaching practice.

You won’t find these valuable tips and insights in any book or public speaking course.

I wish I’d known even a few of these principles when I started my speaking career!

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And if you’re like me, you’re fed up with funnels, up-sells, and courses you never finish.

So let me share my first tip right here. Write this one down:

“If you’re not laughing, you’re not learning!”

Professional development should be fun, encouraging, and inspiring. The old-school “lecture plus homework” model DOES NOT WORK!

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You WILL advance as a presenter!

You WILL become a more confident and powerful speaker!


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  • 52 success strategies you won’t find anywhere else
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  • 52 tremendous tips that will help you rock the stage whether you’re a busy executive, an aspiring speaker or a seasoned pro
  • 52 speaking blunders you won’t ever make!

“Turn nervous into service!”

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“Discover and develop your unique speaking style!”

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“Avoid the 2 cliché stories that
thousands of speakers tell (but shouldn’t)!”

“Explore the world of lights,
cameras, and green screens—
without the confusing technobabble!”


Feel free to cancel at any time if you don’t think these videos are game-changing

I guarantee you won’t want to.

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The Writer’s Guide to Powerful Prose reveals easy-to-understand style patterns that make so many speakers and authors sound the same.

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Speak Inside the Box is your essential guide to the world of virtual speaking—green screens, microphones, lights—all the basics—with none of the technobabble.


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